What's Going On: Fall expo at St. Lawrence Centre mall, laser tag in Massena, murder mystery dinner in Hammond
LOCAL EVENTS ON FRIDAY
Fall women's retreat
NORTH LAWRENCE: Two-day fall women's retreat Sept. 20 and 21, titled "When God Speaks," hosted by Life in His Arms Community Church, 1952 State Highway 11C; starts 6 p.m.; six guest speakers: Bonnie Champaign, Reverend Belle Burgoyne, Marlene Bero, Renee Either, Heather McGlaughlin, and Sonja Visalli; great worship music; advance tickets: $20, at the door: $25, includes lunch on Saturday; reservations: 315-869-8504.
Potsdam Youth Soccer players join the Clarkson University men's soccer team at their first home game of the season against SUNY Canton Tuesday, Sept. 17 on the Hantz Turf Field. Photo from Katie Geidel.
Potsdam police cite three following traffic stops
POTSDAM — Potsdam police said they charged three motorists with driving infractions on Tuesday. Those charged included:
• Scott R. Olden, 32, Cohoes, was cited for second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation at 6:53 p.m. on Pleasant Street.
• Khadeeja M. Ferguson, 21, Chestertown, was cited for speed in zone on Clarkson campus at 9:24 p.m. after allegedly driving 49 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone.
• James A. Moro, 18, Melrose, Mass., was cited for speed in zone on Elm Street at 11:25 p.m. after allegedly driving 65 mph in a 45 mph zone.
Potsdam police blotter, Sept. 17
0004 Motor vehicle accident on Main Street
0033 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call
0345 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call
0528 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call
0703 Suspicious person on Maple Street
0711 Assist business on Market Street
0750 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call
0806 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call
0841 Traffic stop on Maple Street
1011 Handicap parking placard issued at 38 Main Street
1155 Larceny complaint on Market Street
1219 School check on Lawrence A venue
Ogdensburg police blotter, Sept. 17
• Police disposed of a needle found at Riverview Towers at 10:05 p.m.
• Commercial burglar alarm at NBT Bank on Ford Street at 7:51 p.m. Building was secure
• Police secured a meth lab that was dumped at Paterson Street Boat Launch at 3:44 p.m.
• Police secured drug paraphernalia at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center on King Street at 3 p.m.
• Woman reported items were stolen from her vehicle on Barre Street at 12:42 p.m. Incident report filed.
• Larceny reported at Belmont Courts at 12:32 p.m. Incident report filed.
Opinion: Partnerships with communities essential to Potsdam Central success, superintendent says
One of the Core Values & Beliefs of the Potsdam Central School District reads: “Partnerships with our families and community are essential to our success.” Never was this belief more evident than on Saturday, Aug. 24 when our first Back to School Fair was held on the grounds of the New Hope Community Church. We are so grateful to have a generous community who came together to support our students as they headed back to school.
Massena votes down chief's request to buy mobile app to make emergency push notices, take crime tips
BY ANDY GARDNER
North Country This Week
MASSENA -- The village board voted down a resolution to allow the police chief to spend $2,000 per year on an app called Tip411 that could send emergency notifications to residents who use it, and it would have allowed people to submit crime tips.
New family practitioner joins Canton Family Practice medical staff
POTSDAM -- Family practitioner Thushan Pathmalingam, MD, will be joining St. Lawrence Health System’s Canton-Potsdam Hospital medical staff.
Pathmalingam will begin practicing on Oct. 7 at Canton Family Practice, EJ Noble Building, 80 East Main Street, Canton.
Registration open for 22nd annual Hobble Gobble Prediction Run-Walk set for Nov. 23 in Potsdam
POTSDAM -- Registration for the 22nd annual Hobble Gobble Prediction Run-Walk is now open.
The event will take place on Nov. 23 in West Potsdam.
The event benefits the Potsdam Holiday Fund and other local charities. Over $1,500 in door prize drawings will be awarded after the race.
Massena Figure Skating Club holding registration events Sept. 19-20
MASSENA – The Massena Figure Skating Club winter season is holding two registration nights on Thursday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 20 from 4-8 p.m. at Massena Arena in the Harte Haven Plaza.
It is also holding a used skates and skating apparel sale on both nights.
The Learn to Skate USA group lesson program teaches the fundamentals of skating needed for all ice skating activities: figure, hockey or recreational. It is open to any child 3 years or older and welcomes beginner skaters.